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VOL. 5, NO. 33

AUGUST 15, 2011



Giving back


Dead End BBQ owner shares with West High School

By Betty Bean

Randall goes to Russia UT student interns at Russian university See page A-3

Pup-pup needs a home In the meantime, Young-Williams enjoys his company See page B-2

Business is booming at Dead End BBQ, and co-owner George Ewart is once again sharing the restaurant’s success with Sutherland Avenue neighbor West High School. Last week, he kicked off the new school year by presenting to principal Katherine Banner a check for $5,100 – a dollar for every Rebel Yell Burger sold during the business’s second year. Last year, Rebel Yell Burgers made $900 for the school. The money is designated for athletics programs, and Banner said it will probably be used to refinish the gym floor. Ewart said his children were the inspiration for this gift, particularly his son Julian, a West High School graduate and special needs student, who was football, basketball and baseball manager for four years and is moving on with his life and doing well. His daughter Mallory graduated last year, and is a student at DePaul University where she is a member of the track team. His son Alex is a member of the West High School football team and is in the school’s first International Baccalaureate Program class. Ewart, whose day job is as an architect with George Armour Ewart Architects, is president of the football boosters club and says he knows how much athletics, as well as academics, have meant to his children. “I am just trying to give back to our community,” he said. The Rebel Yell Burger is an 8-ounce Black Angus burger with brisket rub and barbecue sauce, cheese and bacon.

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dwindle or remain stagnant, drug addicts and their suppliers add to the rising inmate population. The longterm consequences are too expensive to ignore, but the immediate costs for a solution are a hard sell for already strained budgets. John Gill is a special prosecutor in Attorney General Randy Nichols’ office. Gill characterizes the dilemma as “a real balancing act” in which the safety of the community must be weighed against the choice of incarceration or treatment. Gill says property crimes in Knox County are “almost always” drug


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As Bearden High opens its doors on the 2011-2012 school year today, five new staff members will welcome students. New BHS teachers Chris Foster, Rebecca Nutter, Richard Robinson and Steven Stewart begin their careers today, along with new New teachers Chris Foster, Rebecca Nutter and Steven Stewart start their first year at Bearden High School today. Photos by N. Lester To page A-3

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related, and a dangerous trend has developed. Some addicts are now so desperate they will enter a home that may or may not be occupied during the day. Even these bold burglars may not be locked away immediately, however. In Knox County, Gill says, nonviolent offenders “probably get two or three bites at the apple” (probation) before they serve time, and those who do end up behind bars have earned it. “There is almost nobody in jail in the U.S. for simple possession of drugs,” Gill says. It can be difficult for local governments to tally the social costs of drug addiction when deciding how to allocate resources, but those costs are substantial. Gill says some studies estimate an offender may rack up $400,000 in thefts before being caught the first time. Criminal Court Judge Bobby McGee routinely deals with the violent and nonviolent crimes spawned by drug addiction. McGee says probation or judicial diversion in lieu of

jail time is a “case by case” decision. Among other issues, the trial court considers whether judicial diversion serves the interest of the public as well as the accused. From his days as an attorney, McGee recalls what he a calls a “classic example” of judicial diversion that was right for the community and the offender. A University of Tennessee student majoring in nuclear physics with a 4.0 GPA was admiring a ring in a jewelry store when “he snapped” and grabbed the ring. Security guards quickly apprehended him. McGee successfully argued for judicial diversion for the student. As the judge notes, there is a need for nuclear physicists. But the judge’s student is the atypical offender. “The criminal justice system is costly and it will probably continue to become more costly,” McGee says. “It’s fueled by drugs.” McGee served on the Sessions Court bench before moving over to Criminal Court. He recalls how the

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The new billboard, the first of its kind in Knoxville, is located on I-40 West near Lovell Road.

The average ER wait time is updated every 20 minutes and can change quickly depending on the number of patients arriving at the ER and the severity of their conditions. The wait time is based on a patient’s time of arrival at registration to the time when seen by a qualiďŹ ed healthcare professional.

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“Posting the average ER wait time illustrates our commitment to getting a patient seen as soon as possible,� Russell added. “Patients in a life threatening situation will obviously be seen immediately. The wait time posting is designed for patients with minor injuries or illnesses to know what kind of wait is ahead of them.� Patients experiencing an emergency, such as a heart attack, or patients unsure of the urgency of their medical problem, should call 911 and seek immediate care at the closest emergency department. The ER at Mercy West is available 24/7 and treats men, women and children.

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A crash course in Russian UT student Randall Gilliam had never been out of the country before, but he didn’t hesitate when given the opportunity to spend the summer in Penza, Russia.

It was customary for the neighbors to show up at the home of the deceased to care for the family and prepare for the funeral, she said. It took a labor force to cover the windows, stop the clocks, wash and dress the body, and dig the grave. Most would stay with the family through the night. “It was very much a community affair.” Palmer’s book will be released by the Great Smoky Mountains Association by the end of the year.

UT student Randall Gilliam goofs off in Bilinski Park in Penza, Russia. He spent the summer as an administrative intern at Penza State University. Photo submitted

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He realized he had a gift for languages while he was a student at Halls High School. He was taking a Russian class at UT when he met Ron Leadbetter through a family connection. Leadbetter, who has spent the past few years building a relationship between UT and Penza State University, secured an informal administrative internship for the young man at Penza State. So Gilliam found himself living in a borrowed house in a strange city on the other side of the world – and loving it. His Russian was rudimentary, and it was a “long walk” to the nearest English speaker in the city of more than 500,000. But the point of the trip was to immerse himself in the difficult language, so he forged ahead. After his first 30-minute walk to the grocery market, Gilliam tried to save his feet by catching a minibus home. He didn’t realize that passengers were expected to call out their stop to the bus driver. He kept riding until all the other passengers were gone and the driver had stopped for a smoke. Using a map and his limited Russian, Gilliam communicated his situation to the driver – who took him back to the stop where he had boarded the bus. The driver explained that it was an easy 30-minute walk home from there.

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guidance counselor Megan Cantrell. All report they are thrilled to be a Bearden Bulldog. “This is the best high school in Knox County,” Robinson said. “In the short time I’ve been here, I can tell I’m going to be part of a professional community. This isn’t just another job.” “Bearden is a place of academic excellence,” Stewart, who graduated from Farragut High School, said. “I know our students will learn to work here, which will help them for the rest of their lives.” Nutter, who came to Bearden after a year teaching in Nashville, is excited to bring history to life in

Gail Palmer shows slides of family members who were early Cades Cove residents during a Brown Bag Lecture at the East Tennessee History Center. She shared stories from her upcoming book “Cemeteries of the Smokies.” Photo by Wendy Smith ■

Gilliam’s language skills improved, and he found the Russian people to be incredibly generous with their hospitality. “Everybody was as amiable and friendly as can be. There was no suspicion of strangers. It was strange not to chat.” A highlight of the summer was the two weeks he spent teaching English at a children’s camp. He picked up a few new phrases himself. “I can’t tell you some of the things they taught me to say!”

He hopes to return to the country, in spite of the fact that his stay was accidently extended by four days. He missed his return flight home by 30 minutes after being thwarted by the Moscow subway system. But first, he’ll have to get a few more classes under his belt. He is both a fulltime student and a fulltime FedEx employee. In the meantime, he’ll continue to practice his new habit of hoofing it. “I lost 15 pounds this summer,” he says.

her class. “You have to make history relevant to the students’ lives and interject humor when you can,” she said. “King Louis XIV becomes a lot more interesting when you know he bathed only three times in his life.” Robinson, who will be teaching Algebra II and precalculus, is confident in his ability to help students enjoy math. “I remember what it was like to be a student,” he said. “I will not lecture to a group of students, but provide engaging experiences for each individual. I am honored to be here and I will do my best every day.” Guidance counselor Megan Cantrell tackles her first job today and said she was a little nervous because it is

such a big school. However, she has a habit she knows will keep her sane. “I eat a bowl of ice cream every night to help me relax,” she said.

NOTES ■ A portion of all sales and cash tips received Saturday, Aug. 20, at McAlister’s Deli on Cumberland Avenue will benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Donations also accepted online at Info: Rachelle Pack, ■ West Knox Lions Club meets 7 p.m. the first and third Monday of each month at Shoney’s on Lovell Road. ■ West Knoxville Kiwanis Club meets 5:30 every Tuesday at Shoney’s on Walker Springs Road.

City Council downsizes sign The vote was close, but county residents who opposed a 50-foot sign at the entrance of the Sherrill Hill development at the intersection of Moss Grove Boulevard and Kingston Pike succeeded in persuading City Council to see things their way, or at least to knock 20 feet off the top of the sign. Led by Duane Grieve, City Council voted to approve the homeowners’ appeal and ruled that the sign, which will be placed on a berm 12 feet above street level, can be no taller than 30 feet. Joining Grieve in nixing the 50-foot sign were Nick Pavlis, Chris Woodhull, Daniel Brown and Charles Thomas. Brenda Palmer, Marilyn Roddy, Joe Bailey and Nick Della Volpe voted to turn down the appeal. – Betty Bean

Smokies cemeteries are popular topic

Gail Palmer’s tales about cemeteries and burial customs in the Smoky Mountains would be appropriate for a bonfire in late October. But they’re also good for a midAugust chill, so the lecture hall was packed last week when she shared information from her upcoming book, “Cemeteries of the Smokies,” at the East Tennessee Historical Society’s Brown Bag Lecture. The book will list each of the park’s 153 known cemeteries and include GPS coordinates in case readers want an up-close look. Palmer’s interest in the park stems from the fact that her great-grandparents and grandparents were Cades Cove residents. The book focuses on people more than cemeteries, she says.

After all, cemeteries are basically testimonies to interesting lives, like the Cades Cove wife who wanted to be buried beside the road so that her husband would have to see her grave every time he visited his girlfriend. And then there was the strangely long life of Edd Conner of Smokemont, N.C., who wasn’t feeling well and assumed death was imminent. So he made himself a fine coffin, got a new white suit and wrote his funeral service. He recovered, but he was so pleased with the funeral he’d planned that he had it anyway. He lived another 20 years. Palmer also shared interesting burial customs, like the tolling of the church bell after a death. The bell rang once for each year the person lived, which was all the information the community needed to know who had died.

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Trae Wieniewitz relocated his family and business from the New Orleans area to Knoxville after Hurricane Katrina. They looked at other locations, but thought Knoxville had a similar Southern vibe, plus they liked the scenery. Who wouldn’t? He now has two thriving companies, Wieniewitz Financial and Affordable Tax Solutions, and he’s decided it’s time to give something back to his new community. So he’s hosting the inaugural Cruisin’ for a Cause Classic Car Showoff from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 20, at West Town Mall. Proceeds from the event will benefit Special Places of Knoxville, which provides bedroom makeovers for children with lifethreatening illnesses. For Wieniewitz, it’s a win-win situation. Funds are raised for a worthy local charity, and people get to hang around cool cars. “I’m a big car fan,” he says. For more information or to register a classic car:


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Homelessness returns to mayoral race This time a year ago most people thought homelessness was going to be a major issue in the mayor’s race. So far, that hasn’t happened, probably because of Mayor Daniel Brown’s decision to discontinue (or at least hit the pause button on) the Ten Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness (TYP).

How much for the Smokies? Big happenings locally and nationally last week, and Mr. Answer Man’s mailbox is bulging. Let’s get to it. Q: I’m disgusted with the U.S. Congress and Senate, Mr. Answer Man. Both bodies seem more interested in party agendas than in the welfare of the people. What do you think should be done? A: Mr. Answer man has spent countless hours looking for ways to repair our dysfunctional federal government. I recommend an amendment to the Constitution that would change the requirements for holding elected office. Any person belonging to the following groups would be barred: ■ Republicans ■ Democrats ■ Libertarians ■ Tea partiers ■ Persons under the age of 65 ■ Persons whose surnames remind you of mustard, margarine or donuts These exclusions would go a long way toward raising the IQ (integrity quotient) of our representatives. Q: Mr. Answer Man: I see that U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais published a piece in the local daily defending his “nay” vote on raising the debt ceiling. Were you impressed by his argument? A: I was impressed. Mr. Answer Man had never encountered such a courageous display of ignorance. Q: The stock market is dropping faster than Obama’s re-election hopes. Where should I invest my nest egg, Mr. Answer Man? A: Put every last dollar into local roofing companies. Your money should be safe for at least a year. Q: Looks like the Carter community will get its new elementary school. What do you think of Mayor Burchett’s “model” now? A: Mr. Answer Man is happy for the folks in Carter and pleased to see Mayor Burchett fulfill a campaign promise he didn’t make in the first place. As for the “model” (selling government property to finance the school), let’s consider it from a different perspective. The national debt is in the trillions and our infrastructure is crumbling. Could we sell “surplus” property to renovate our highways, bridges and utilities? How much could we get for Yellowstone National Park? The Great Smoky Mountains National Park might fetch a good price even in a depressed real estate market, and a recent report confirmed that fewer people are visiting that park because it’s too crowded. If you like the idea of auctioning Yellowstone and the Smokies to pay for infrastructure, you’ll love the mayor’s model for building schools. Q: Mr. Answer Man, since we have a federal debt ceiling, wouldn’t it be a good idea to have a formal debt ceiling for Knox County? A: The mayor is ahead of you on this. He recently fixed the debt ceiling at 8 feet, the approximate height that Dean Rice can reach while wearing tennis shoes. That’s all for this week. Next time around Mr. Answer Man tackles the question which has puzzled developers for years: Does water run downhill? Note: Kudos to Betty Bean for her recent story on the proposed 50-foot sign at the Sherrill Hill development. City Council was paying attention. It lowered the allowed sign height to 30 feet. Contact Larry Van Guilder at

Betty Bean Traces of the old rancor and posturing made a comeback last week at a forum sponsored by Redeeming Hope Ministries. Ron Peabody, who made his political bones by opposing the TYP, first toyed with the idea of running for mayor but hasn’t been able to get the talk (or the money) right in his City Council race against TYP supporter Finbarr Saunders. Both were in the audience when the forum started. Questions from the panelists (two of them home-

less or formerly homeless men) were exceptionally sharp. Tom Jackson, who sleeps on the ground, had a comment and a meaty question: “Everyone wants to talk about job creation, but can you appreciate how irrelevant that seems to those of us who cannot realistically compete in the job market? “The hurdles that have to be cleared are often insurmountable – they range from the complex to the obvious. From one’s lack of opportunities for higher education to the simple lack of transportation, access to a phone, the mission as your address and the difficulties of having nice clean clothes for a potential interview. “Again, we understand that your capacity as mayor is limited. However, as the leader of our community, could you see yourself as a mayor who would not only be a ‘job creator,’ but one who would champion the cause in clearing hurdles for those without homes to find meaningful

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work while exploring the possibilities of creating incentives for job providers to look more favorably towards the untapped resources among the homeless community?” Madeline Rogero said she understands that a comprehensive approach that includes medical care, case management, job training, appropriate housing and transportation is needed. Mark Padgett said he understands the problems because when he was getting his business started

he slept on friends’ couches and lived on $200 a month. He also said that Jackson needs a career path. Joe Hultquist said we have a 60-year plan, not a TYP and that any program must have a nongovernmental administration. Ivan Harmon said churches are the key because government doesn’t create jobs. Bo Bennett said he’s all about people. Panelist Elizabeth Tiller, a UT student, had a philosophical question: Is having a home a basic human right? Hultquist said he’d use the bully pulpit. Harmon said this is the churches’ responsibility and a lot of people choose to be homeless. Padgett said he doesn’t believe housing is a basic human right, but said he favors a three-pronged approach – prevention, case management and abundant affordable housing. Rogero said shelter is a basic human right and that homelessness is costly to the community.

KUB resumes tree cutting Nashville Mayor Karl Dean easily won re-election to a second term with more than 70 percent of the vote last week. He is one of the Democrats’ best known public officials and is seriously mentioned for statewide office in the future. Dean held a fundraiser here in Knoxville a few months ago to broaden his recognition. He is not eligible for a third mayoral term due to term limits. Given the current high popularity of Gov. Bill Haslam, Sen. Lamar Alexander and Sen. Bob Corker, it is hard to imagine him challenging any of those three statewide officeholders. However, his re-election was coupled with two defeats in council races where he directly endorsed two candidates. He opposed incumbents, and both his endorsees lost. While Mayor Dean is personally popular, his endorsements came up short. Voters often like to have at least some members of city council who are seen as independent of the mayor’s influence. Nashville has an incredibly large city council with 40 members which makes it larger than the state Senate. It is one of the largest

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city councils in the entire country. A word to the current Knoxville mayoral candidates: Stay clear of council contests. No good can come to you if you get involved. Even if one of you wins the mayor’s election in the primary, do not be tempted to endorse in the Nov. 8 council races. The downside of losing is not worth the risk. Knoxville voters will figure out whom they want regardless of what our next mayor may want. KUB is cutting trees again and this time it is at Pond Gap School at Hollywood and Papermill Road. Several large shady trees still stand on the campus despite the trees under power lines which were recently removed by KUB after the school principal agreed to their removal. Six trees facing the death penalty are still standing along Hollywood Drive. Perhaps a stay of execution is in order.

Interestingly, the trees were marked as non-hazard by KUB on June 3, which suggests they were not an immediate threat to power lines. The trees in question had been cut back by KUB a few years earlier. The trees were not required to be removed, only trimmed. It is too bad the removal was agreed to by the school principal as KUB would not have removed them. KUB has offered to replace the trees. We hope the school will accept as the school property line along Papermill looks pretty bleak now with the trees gone and only stumps remaining. KUB should provide decent size (not tiny) trees which can be planted along Papermill away from power lines. Trees clearly enhance the look of the school campus and neighborhood. Meanwhile, Victoria Jennings, who lives at 5504 Green Valley in Holston Hills, has been trying since December to get KUB to remove a dead pine tree near a transformer, but it still stands despite its proximity to the power line. Good news from Cynthia Moxley who tells this writer its removal is “likely to be completed” next week. Main question in the

mayor’s race seems to be whether Madeline Rogero will win the office outright on Sept. 27 or fall short of the needed 50.1 percent, bringing a runoff between her and Ivan Harmon or Mark Padgett. Who comes in second and faces Rogero in the Nov. 8 runoff? Harmon or Padgett? A mayoral runoff will guarantee a large voter turnout on Nov. 8 for that contest plus all four council contests. Without a mayoral runoff, the voter turnout will drop off 50 percent or more from Sept. 27.

Mayor plans picnic for storm workers Businesses and churches are sponsoring a hot dog picnic for storm recovery workers. About 700 from the city and county highway departments, police and fire departments, KUB and Red Cross will be honored at the World’s Fair Park from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19. “These folks went above and beyond the call during the storms, working long hours to get roads cleared, restore power, transport the injured and assist families,” Mayor Tim Burchett said. The Chillbillies will provide live entertainment.

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After Carter: whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s next? The school board voted 6-3 to accept Mayor Tim Burchettâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s offer to build a new elementary school at Carter. It will be turned over in two years and built with cash, assuming Burchett can work his magic with the County Commission. The vote was a nailbiter, and the project was saved by two unlikely members: Indya K incannon and Thomas Deakins. Karen CarThomas Deakins son joined the majority to show support, after ďŹ rst voting no. Take-aways? Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ever count Burchett out. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a skilled political operative and has been since birth. Look for Deakins to replace Kincannon as board chair this fall. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s already said she wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seek re-election. He wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a leader on either side of the Carter debate, but he weighed in when it mattered most. Not a bad political operative himself.

Sandra Clark So whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s next for Knox County Schools? Three big issues were foreshadowed last week. Karns Middle School teacher Sherry Morgan and a couple dozen of her KCEA allies are ďŹ&#x201A;at-out mad that Superintendent Dr. Sherry Morgan Jim McIntyre has decided to stop negotiating with the union, a player in school politics since 1939. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our monthly meetings with the superintendent will stop; we werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t allowed to bring lunch for the new teachers;â&#x20AC;? and worst of all, Morgan wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get the usual release time from teaching (paid for by KCEA) to serve as full-time president.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Teachersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; voices must be heard!â&#x20AC;? she said, inviting board members to meet at the KCEA ofďŹ ce at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 22. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bring dinner. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be there all night.â&#x20AC;? Issue Two is McIntyreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s idea to outsource custodians, the lowest paid members of the KCS â&#x20AC;&#x153;family.â&#x20AC;? Several speakers sounded off, but as money gets tighter, this one wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go away. Issue Three might be the presentation by Ralph Hu t c h i s o n and Kate Caldwell. They â&#x20AC;&#x2122;re protesting a lack of response from Kate Caldwell McInt yre around their concern that studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; aptitude tests are provided to the military. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to do that, you should also give them to Vista and the Peace Corps,â&#x20AC;? Hutchison said afterwards. Ed Hedgepeth, executive director of high and middle schools, said the release is required by No Child Left Behind. Wow. Who knew?

GOSSIP AND LIES â&#x2013; Cindy Buttry melted down at last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s school board meeting, drawing head shakes and a few chuckles. Seems Lynne Fugate and Pam Trainor wanted a two-day delay on turning in their evaluations of Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre. Buttry said she would vote no because she was criticized in the press for being late in a previous year. â&#x2013;  Fugate and Trainor were not in the mood for lectures. Both had been lobbied hard on the Carter Elementary project, especially Trainor. Both were elected in 2010 and werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t aware of Buttryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history. But Cindy didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cut them any slack: â&#x20AC;&#x153;How long will we hang our hat on being new?â&#x20AC;? she wondered. Ouch! â&#x2013;  Jim McClain, board chair when former Superintendent Charles Lindsey was hired, appeared at public forum to discuss Carter Elementary. He seemed to suggest that board members

delay the vote in order to get private meetings with Mayor Burchett and favors for their district. Nobody was swayed; a couple were appalled. â&#x2013; Meanwhile, McClainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cell phone started ringing during his presentation. He slapped at it, left the podium and finally got it quieted. Which brings us to this Pop Quiz: Who was calling Jim? A. Robert Bratton, McClainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s political foe, who merely wanted to say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Squawk, squawk, B-b-b-b-b-b.â&#x20AC;? B. Charles Lindsey, who wanted to sue Burchett, the commission and maybe Gov. Haslam for trampling on the school boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s authority. C. Steve Hunley, who wanted to say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;You tell â&#x20AC;&#x2122;em, Jim. Tell â&#x20AC;&#x2122;em Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get â&#x20AC;&#x2122;em if they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t vote right! Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;em, get â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;em ...â&#x20AC;? D. Jimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wife, asking him to pick up a loaf of bread on the way home.

Halls â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;goes apeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; over Massey Jim McManus of McManus Auto Sales in Halls hosted a meet-and-greet Aug. 11 for state Senate candidate Becky Duncan Massey, and Bill Landry of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Heartland Seriesâ&#x20AC;? came along for the ride. Pictured here, the group gathers around the McManus Auto Sales gorilla. They are: (front) Brad and Jim McManus; (back) Landry, Tom Burnette, Millie and Ed Norris, the McManus gorilla, Massey, Sam Hardman and Martha Arnold-Charnay. Photo by S. Carey

MPC signs off on â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;small townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; By Larry Van Guilder Five years after it was ďŹ rst approved, the Metropolitan Planning Commission has signed off again on the concept plan for an 820-unit subdivision with a mix of attached and single family dwellings off Chandler Road in southwest Knox County. Beacon Park came before MPC in May 2006, but legal problems delayed closing on the property until recently. Chandler Road resident Steven Jones has reservations. Jones said he was â&#x20AC;&#x153;not in overall opposition to the development,â&#x20AC;? but is worried about the increased trafďŹ c on Chandler, which will provide the only ingress and egress for the subdivision. Jones said between two and four cars an hour now travel the road, but that will increase to two to four cars per minute when the development is complete. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re essentially looking at a small town,â&#x20AC;? Jones said, asking MPC to consider requiring a second entrance to

Beacon Park. But MPC chair Robert Anders pointed out that nothing has changed since the concept planâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ rst approval in 2006, and Commissioner Art Clancyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s motion to approve the application prevailed. The Pavilion at Hunter Valley Farm, located off Keller Bend Road, has become a familiar applicant at MPC. Joe Elmore and attorney Arthur Seymour Jr. returned seeking approval of a development plan for a â&#x20AC;&#x153;pavilion and event facility.â&#x20AC;? Commissioners familiar with the pavilionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history astutely pointed out that the facility was already operating and had been doing so for years â&#x20AC;&#x201C; out of compliance. The pavilion has hosted events for a number of local dignitaries and politicians since 2007. Knox County codes ofďŹ cials and the law directorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ofďŹ ce have ďŹ nally taken note of the ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s preference for asking forgiveness rather than permission, but Elmore says the pavilion

canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t afford the conditions demanded by the county engineering timetable, especially paving. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been operating for four years out of compliance,â&#x20AC;? Clancy said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Did you start out with a business plan that would have taken some of these expenses into account?â&#x20AC;? Clancy entered and later withdrew a motion to approve the development with 10 conditions recommended by MPC staff. After Commissioner Michael Kane said (according to the law director) the facility was operating illegally, Commissioner Rebecca Longmire picked up the baton. Part of owning a business is having a plan and following the rules, she told the unhappy applicant. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we (MPC) donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t support the rules, what are we here for?â&#x20AC;? Commissioner Robert â&#x20AC;&#x153;Moseâ&#x20AC;? Lobettiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s motion to defer the application for 30 days was approved 8-3. Tune in to MPC in September for the answer to Longmireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s question.

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Betty Bean â&#x2013; Nellie Pauline Bergen was born July 14, 1930, in Knoxville. She launched a long and varied show business career in radio at the age of 14, after her family moved to Los Angeles. In 1949, she made her movie debut in the Hal Wallis production â&#x20AC;&#x153;Across the Rio Grandeâ&#x20AC;? and followed that up with roles in a succession of Martin and Lewis comedies and some more westerns. Later, she found immediate success in the burgeoning field of TV variety shows and got her own â&#x20AC;&#x153;Polly Bergen Showâ&#x20AC;? in 1957. While Bergen isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Knoxvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most famous movie star, when Bradley Reeves and Luisa Trott of the Tennessee Archive of Moving Images and Sound (TAMIS) were choosing a movie to show at the Bijou on Aug. 20 for an East Tennessee Film Festival and open house, they picked the 1962 version of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cape Fear,â&#x20AC;? which starred Bergen, Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum. The other Knoxville stars in contention were Mary Costa and the Patricia Neal, both of whom have garnered lots of hometown honors, which is probably why the creative duo at TAMIS picked Bergen, who enjoyed great success in the early days of network television as well as on Broadway and in Hollywood. TAMIS will

The cover of Billie Rose Shockleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memoir of her brother, Chet Atkins.

also present a fascinating menu of rare Knoxville footage as part of the East Tennessee Historical Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual History Fair Day. Admission is free and the show starts at noon.

At this point, I have two questions. Since our understanding of God is that God inhabits eternity, rather than time, why does God need time at all? And if everything that is came from a black hole, where did the black hole come from? I am reminded of a story I read as a youngster. It may be apocryphal, but it is pertinent, nonetheless. A lecturer was denying the existence of a creator, saying that all life on Earth emerged from the primordial sea. A small, quietspoken man near the back of the auditorium stood and asked him, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sir, if you please, where did the primordial sea come from?â&#x20AC;? One last observation, apropos of nothing in particular, but another reflection on the wonders of space: whenever I see images of the distant reaches of stars and galaxies, I am awestruck by their resemblance to drawings I have seen of brain cells. It was Carl Sagan, another astronomer of note, who said it best: â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are all star stuff.â&#x20AC;? And that makes me happy.

of East Tennessee, as I Remember it.â&#x20AC;? Shockley is the youngest sister of the late Chet Atkins, whom his family never called anything but Chester.

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of music is in six, we count it in two.â&#x20AC;?) Even so, I love to look at pictures of stars, galaxies and the clouds of dust that are star nurseries. I enjoy descriptions of the mysteries and wonders that are going on out there in the deep darkness of space. So, when I stumbled across a television show called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Curiosity,â&#x20AC;? hosted by David Gregory, in which he moderated a discussion about the creation of the universe, I watched avidly. Around the table were theologians, physicists and astronomers. Stay with me here. This is a metaphor one of them used: A man decides to build a hill. He starts digging dirt and piling it up until he has a substantial little hill. Problem is, in order to do that, he has created a hole: a hole that is exactly the same size as the hill he created. The Earth is no larger or smaller than it was before; it simply has been rearranged. Make sense? Sure. However, when applied to the universe, this scientist says the theory is that there are equal


(from â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rhymes for the Irreverent,â&#x20AC;? E.Y.Harburg, 1965)

amounts of visible matter (star stuff) and dark matter (negative stuff) to cancel each other out. The import of that statement is that the entire universe literally amounts to nothing. Dr. Stephen Hawking, the heir apparent to Albert Einstein in brilliance and scientific theory, says that he has concluded that it is possible â&#x20AC;&#x201D; feasible, given what we now know about matter â&#x20AC;&#x201D; that the universe could have popped into existence all on its own, presumably from a black hole that exploded. He therefore maintains that no Prime Mover, no Creator is necessary to the process. (He does add that he does not intend to offend persons of faith; this is a scientific conclusion rather than a theological one.) God, in theory, has been deemed prehensile: unneeded, useless, superfluous. Hawking also maintains that since everything that is came from a black hole, where there is no time, God could not have existed, since there would have been no time in which God could exist.

Billie Rose Shockley and her granddaughter Meagan Taylor. Photo submitted

In the beginning, God â&#x20AC;Ś In the beginning, God â&#x20AC;Ś (Genesis 1:1 KJV) God made the world in six days flat, On the seventh, He said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll rest.â&#x20AC;? So he let the thing into orbit swing, To give it a dry run test. A billion years went by, then He Took a look at the whirling blob; His spirits fell, as He shrugged, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ah well, It was only a six-day job.â&#x20AC;?

bus to town from Luttrell to spend the day with him. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mommy started letting me ride the bus and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d get off at the depot and walk to WNOX and be with Chester the rest of the day. One day, he said â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Sing a song, Billie Rose,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and Lowell Blanchard came downstairs and said â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;BilBack in the day when At- lie Rose, was that you singing? kins was a young guitar player Why donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t you sing a song in the on Lowell Blanchardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Midday show?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;? Merry-Go-Round,â&#x20AC;? his little sisSo she did, and the big crowds ter Billie Rose used to ride the seemed to like what they heard,

which got Billie Rose to thinking. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Chester, do you think Lowell would pay me for singing? It costs me a quarter to come down here.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Chester and I were real close and anything he would tell me to do, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d do it. He told me to ask, and when I did, Lowell said â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;How about $2 a song?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; I thought that was good money.â&#x20AC;? Seven years younger than her big brother, her visits to the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Merry-Go-Roundâ&#x20AC;? gave her the opportunity to meet some of the biggest names in country music: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kitty Wells used to straighten my hair and put hair bows in it. The Carter sisters came to my house to eat. They loved Chester and adopted my family as theirs. They wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go to the Grand Ole Opry unless they hired Chester, too. Mommy was so proud. All of us were.â&#x20AC;? Before her brotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death in 2001, Billie Rose got to thinking about the books that had been written about her brother. She wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exactly satisfied with any of them and she started putting bits and pieces of her memories together. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Chester, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the way I remember it.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; He said â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Well Sweetheart, why donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t you write a book?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;? So she did.


f you have been reading this space for very long, you know that I am a person of faith who is completely at peace with both science and the Bible. I love the Affirmation of Faith from the Church of Canada: â&#x20AC;&#x153;We believe in God, who has created and is creating. â&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;? I am fascinated by space, the heavens, the Cosmos, and fully believe that God is at work there. I might have studied astronomy instead of music if it werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t for all that pesky math. I am mathematically challenged (my daughter Eden explains musicians this way: â&#x20AC;&#x153;We count to four; if a piece

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ou and I know Montana will not upset Tennessee in the friendly warmup for the football season. Of course not. No way. We have endured strange weather and total eclipse and awful losses to Chattanooga and Memphis and North Texas State but Montana is simply too far out. But, just in case, here are some upset points of comparison, starting at the beginning: In late October 1921, the humble Praying Colonels of tiny Centre College, enrollment 254 in downtown Danville, Ky., caught a train to Cambridge, Mass., to face mighty Harvard. Little lambs were being led to slaughter. Harvard, established in 1636,

was a heavy force in football, Rose Bowl champ the previous January. Harvard was padding a 25-game unbeaten streak. Centre was to be a snack before the great Ivy League showdown with Princeton. Centre won 6-0. Five years later, November 1926, another giant went down. Lowly Carnegie Tech clobbered undefeated Notre Dame 19-0. Odds had favored the Irish by 5-1. The great Knute Rockne was so confident, he skipped the game in favor of real football, Army against Navy. This really happened. The coach went to Chicago while his team was playing in Pittsburgh. The cocky Rockne said his dumb decision may have been the worst

blunder in college football history. I can think of some closer home that are worthy of consideration. Incidentally, Notre Dame has had other disruptions. In 1972, Missouri, a 35-point underdog, overcame an inferiority complex and shocked the Irish. It is so much fun to recall upsets of Alabama. Louisiana Tech topped the Tide in 1997. It was homecoming at Bryant Denny Stadium. It was raining. Gowns faded, makeup ran, hairdos melted and hearts were broken. How could this terrible thing happen to our once-proud team? What would Bear think? You can believe this or not but Louisiana Tech stunned Alabama again in 1999. No kidding, a touchdown pass with two seconds to spare took out the Tide. Bewildered fans looked at each other and asked if what they saw really happened. In 2000, Southern Miss did it to Alabama 21-0. If that wasn’t bad enough, how about Central Florida! Crimson sources say that one was ugly, disgusting and another homecoming spoiled. What’s more, the hot dogs were cold and

caused indigestion. The $4 million acquisition of Nick Saban eliminated such disorderly conduct. You say no, that I have already forgotten 2007 and Louisiana-Monroe 21, Alabama 14? I remember 2007 and the really big one, David against Goliath, Appalachian State over Michigan at the big house in Ann Arbor. That scar is deep. You must know Michigan is rich and famous. The Wolverines spend more for dinner than Appy State has in its annual football budget. Never before had a nationally ranked upper division team lost to an unranked subdivision team. At home. Before all those people. Oh my. Younger fans are certain this was the biggest upset ever. Be advised that Chattanooga 14, Tennessee 6 was big enough. That one happened at Shields-Watkins Field and basically ruined my Nov. 8, 1958. The game would have made big, black headlines had the riot not taken first place. Smarty visitors, full of themselves, hopped over the restraining fence, ran onto the green and tried to tear down the goalposts.

On a Sunday afternoon MALCOLM’S CORNER | Malcolm Shell


oday, Sunday afternoons offer a selection of cultural, educational and entertainment opportunities that would have been beyond my imagination 60 years ago. Typically, after church we often join friends for lunch at one of the many fine restaurants in our area which offer a broad selection of ethnic cuisine served in modern or old world settings. After lunch, we can choose such endeavors as a round of golf with friends or perhaps a matinee cultural event like a Clarence Brown Theatre presentation or a Knoxville Opera Company performance. And of course, there are always good cinemas playing or interesting sports events on TV. One of my favorite Sunday afternoon pastimes is visiting area museums. And with the diverse shops we now have in our area, it’s easy to entertain yourself by just browsing through them in search of that one item you’ve been wanting for some time. But on a Sunday afternoon 60 years ago in old Concord, life was more structured in that you did about the same thing every Sunday. First, having dinner (lunch) out after church was not something you did because there were no restaurants. There was a chicken restaurant (Dender’s Tender Chicken) at Dixie Lee Junction, and the Duisen family ran a country style restaurant where the old Court Café was located. But there was no local restaurant in the Concord-Farragut area. And of course, fast food establishments were still years in the future. So, part of getting ready to go to church was to have dinner (lunch) partially prepared the night be-

fore, and that included catching the chicken. We generally had fried chicken and occasionally pork chops or baked ham for Sunday dinner. But my mother could fry chicken in a way that would put the Colonel to shame. In fact, if the Colonel could have fried chicken as good as my mother’s, he would have been a general. No, there wasn’t a menu with multiple entrée choices, but I never got tired of it and I always looked forward to Sunday dinners. As for golf after church, we barely knew that such a game existed. There were no television programs that featured golf, and for that mat-

ter there weren’t many television sets. But croquet was a favorite pastime, and several families regularly sponsored croquet matches on Sunday afternoon. I usually participated in one sponsored by the Alder Thompson family who lived directly across the street. Mr. Thompson always kept his lawn well manicured to ensure

After each game, other players took their turn while the others watched. Of course, someone always brought refreshments, which were usually fresh squeezed lemonade or iced tea. The closest thing we had to performing arts events were occasional plays conducted at Farragut High School. These included both productions by students and local play groups. And of course, churches played a role in providing the best possible playing condi- entertainment such as music recittions and competition was fierce. als and occasionally a visiting choir And knocking another player’s group would perform. It made ball away could become both emo- no difference which of the three tional and personal. On any given churches sponsored the event, the Sunday, there could be as many as other two always announced it dur10 to 12 people participating, but ing their Sunday service and most only six played in a single game everyone attended the host church. while the spectators watched and In fact, denomination didn’t make cheered their favorite participant. much difference either, and for a

Home folk, somewhat irritated by how bad were the Volunteers, resented the intrusion as more salt rubbed into a sore place. Fights broke out. Police intervened with tear gas. Firefighters whipped out their fire hoses. The stadium and city were saved. Several people ran for their lives in the general direction of Chattanooga. Some did not escape. They were arrested for trespassing and stirring up trouble. Chattanooga survivors have fond memories. They laughed out loud and staged a 50-year celebration. They are planning another for 2058. Losing at Memphis was also bad. That was 1996. The Vols were No. 6 in the country. Memphis had lost four in a row. The lowly Tigers should have lost five. Officials blew a call. Alas, there was no video review. Tennessee has endured several other upsets, including “what is a Rutgers.” Our guy Derek has enough troubles, please don’t let the Grizzlies get us. Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is

period of 43 years, the Methodist and Presbyterian churches held both services and Sunday school together. And browsing through antique shops, book stores and museums was never an option. First, no stores were open on Sunday, and those that were open usually became the subject of a sermon in one of our local churches. An example was the Lakeland Service Center at the corner of Concord Road and Front Street. Not only did that establishment stay open, but they also sold beer, and the combination of those two indiscretions always made good subject matter for Sunday sermons. Ironically, Concord Swimming Pool and Concord Marina were always open on Sunday, but they never received much criticism from the locals. That’s probably because almost everyone in old Concord owned a boat or at least had access to one, and since boating and swimming had broad involvement, it was considered to be acceptable entertainment. Another Sunday afternoon pastime was visiting relatives. We seldom visited relatives, but relatives often visited us. Not much happened. We generally sat on the front porch and talked, and my mother would always serve a dessert. Visits were seldom impromptu, and when someone was coming, mother always fi xed enough food for dinner to ensure we had enough left over for supper. And as best I can remember, the visitors often brought food. So, reflecting on past and present Sunday afternoons, the most amazing thing is that so much change in thought, attitudes and entertainment has occurred in such a relatively short period of time. But I presume life in old Concord was very similar to life in other rural areas in the South 60 years ago. Life was simple then, and modern conveniences we often take for granted had yet to be discovered. And if I were asked to choose between the present and half a century ago, it would be a hard choice. Certainly, I enjoy the present, but I also enjoyed the past.

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KSO's Pop Series The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra has announced the schedule for this year's News Sentinel Pops Series. The series begins with "The Sinatra Project" with Michael Feinstein 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. Series tickets start at $103. Info: www.knoxvillesymphony. com or 291-3310.

Christian music festival The Sherman Oaks Christian Music Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1718, at Sherman Oaks Campground, 1601 E. Highway 25/70 in Dandridge. Award winning artists including Soul Sister Sally, Lara Landon and UR1 will perform. Gates open at 9 a.m. Tickets are available at www.itickets. com or at Lifeway Christian Bookstores. Info: www.

■ Beaver Ridge UMC will host a Mothers of Multiples Fall and Winter Consignment Sale 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. Clothes, furniture, toys and more. Cash payments only. ■ Bookwalter UMC , 4218 Central Ave. Pike, is looking for vendors for its fall festival to be held Oct. 1. Space outside is still available for $40. Info: 773-3380. ■ Concord UMC, 11020 Roane Drive, will have a children’s consignment sale 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 27. The sale will be closed from noon to 12:30 p.m., and a half-price sale will be held 12:30 to 2 p.m. Info: 966-6728 or visit ■ Dante Church of God, 410 Dante School Road, is accepting crafters for its fall festival to be held Saturday, Sept. 17. Space rental is $25. Info: Lena Coker, 693-2688 or email ■ Middlebrook Pike UMC, 7234 Middlebrook Pike, will host a churchwide yard sale 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27.

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The Dandridge ScotsIrish Festival will be held ■ Grace Covenant Baptist Church, 9956 Dutchtown Road, will host Saturday, Sept. 24, in hisa series of sermons on the book of Revelation 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. toric downtown Dandridge. 21. Participants are encouraged to read Revelation 1 and 2 before Admission is free. There the series begins. will be food vendors, clan ■ Fellowship Church, 8000 Middlebrook Pike, will host Grieftents and much more. Info: Share at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Get support from the group while or recovering from a loss and rebuilding your life. Registration: Laura, www.mainstreetdandridge. 470-9800. com.

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Smoky Mountain Harmony Show Chorus plans concert The Smoky Mountain Harmony Show Chorus will celebrate our armed forces with its “Until Everyone Comes Home: A Salute to the USO” concert on Saturday, Aug. 20. The chorus will perform at the Pellissippi State Clayton Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. The show will also include special guest performances by Dream, an award-winning quartet, and the Sound of Tennessee, the former Dixie District Championship men’s chorus. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $10 for seniors and students. Armed Forces personnel will be admitted for free. Tickets are available at the door or in advance from Judy Linn at 966-8690.

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Brock McGuire Band The Brock McGuire Band will perform Irish music 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at the Laurel Theater. Tickets are $14. Tickets are available at the door or at www.knoxtix. com. Info: 523-7521.

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â&#x2013; Knoxville Fury 12U baseball team needs players; tryouts for fall 2011 and spring 2012 travel. Info: James Jenkins, 237-1450.

Roane State offers weekend college At Roane State Community Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Oak Ridge campus, students are now able to enroll in a â&#x20AC;&#x153;weekend collegeâ&#x20AC;? option. Each semester, the college will offer one course on Thursday night, one on Friday morning, one on Friday afternoon and one on Saturday morning. A student who took all of the available classes each semester should finish the general education courses in about four semesters. Fall classes begin Aug. 27. Prospective students who have not applied for admission are encouraged to contact the Student Enrollment and Recruitment Office at 882-4554.

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Art by the Kids, for the Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; The Knoxville Museum of Art will host â&#x20AC;&#x153;Art by the Kids, for the Kidsâ&#x20AC;? in the KMA Education Gallery through Monday, Aug. 29. The exhibition showcases artworks created by the oncology and hematology patients of East Tennessee Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital. The exhibition is part of a yearlong effort to raise funds and awareness for the fight against pediatric cancer and other blood diseases. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission and parking are free. Info: Angela Thomas, 934-2034 or visit

YWCA hosts technology drive In August, the YWCA will host a technology drive to collect computers, mice, keyboards, jump drives, cell phones, calculators and other lightly used electronic devices. The drive will help the YWCAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s programs including the transitional housing program, after-school enrichment program, y-teens and the senior program. Donations can be made at the YMCA downtown location.

Shuler to host tailgate fundraiser Former UT quarterback and current North Carolina U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler will guest host the Hearing and Speech Foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fifth annual Away Game Tailgate Fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 17, in the East Club Skybox at Neyland Stadium as the Vols take on the Gators in Florida. Tickets are $100 and include a lavish buffet and a chance to hear Shuler discuss the Hearing and Speech Foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work in East Tennessee. All proceeds benefit The Hearing and Speech Foundation. Info: 977-0981 or email

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moms101 And, yesterday, he told his Gran and me to shut up. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not sure from whom he learned that, but I sheepishly admit that it could have been me. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never told Daniel to shut up, but I may have said it to the dog a time or two. Normally, Daniel is a well-behaved kid. He goes along with the group and helps out. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kind and sweet. This change has just come out of nowhere, and Danielâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seeing a lot more of the time out corner than he has before. No, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not a spanker. Yes, we do time out. Frankly, even if I thought spanking was effective, Daniel hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ever been that bad. Time out has worked for us. Most of the time, just the threat of a time out is enough to get the little guy to behave. I like to give him a warning. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Daniel, sit down on your bottom while you eat grapes.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;No! Look at me, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m dancing!â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Daniel, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dangerous. Sit down now or youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll

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Laura Marshall takes campers on a walk and points out subHillbrook is a beautiful Christian camp in the Karns community. jects for photography.

Campers Rachel Walter, Rebecca Nichols and Michelle Walter participate in a scrapbooking session. Photos by Joe Rector

American Heritage Girls camp at little known Karns facility By Joe Rector One of the best kept secrets in the Karns community exists on Copper Ridge Road. Hillbrook Christian Camp rests in the hills surrounding the area and offers exciting experiences to youth throughout the summer.

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ture, is the opportunity for girls who share common value systems to spend time with each other and in nature. Even though some of the younger campers experience some homesickness, they all enjoy making new friends and learning about a variety of subjects. Hillbrook Camp is supported by the Church of Christ. It is a 55-acre complex nestled in a wooded area off Emory Road. Accommodations include 14 cabins, several pavilions, a mess hall, a large swimming pool and hiking trails. Under the canopies of tall trees, summer heat is blocked enough to keep the facility comfortable. Donahue encourages individuals to join American

Heritage Girls. The organization began nationally in 1995, and the first area troop formed in 2001. Presently, Knoxville has three, but she would like to see the number increase. Twelve girls are needed to form a troop. More information about American Heritage Girls is available at www. By the end of the week, campers and staff members were ready to return home as the girls prepared for the coming school year. They’ll keep forever the memories of camping with other members of American Heritage Girls and of a fabulous site nestled in the woods of East Tennessee and unknown to most residents of Karns, where it is located.

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kick off its Featured Tennessee Artists series with Betty Newman’s Seat Handcaning class 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1-2. Students will take home a woven footstool at the end of class. Early bird registration is $30 ($20 for members) before Monday, Sept. 12 and $40 ($30 for members) afterward. There will be an additional $50 fee for materials. Info: 494-9854 or visit

The Wild Thyme Players’ stage combat training program Shake, Rattle and Role will present “Duels and Desserts,” a combat exhibition and bake sale fundraiser, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at Candoro Marble Company in South Knoxville. Students of the program will demonstrate various fighting styles, weapons and unarmed stage combat. A reception will kick things off. Admission is free

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Mitch Steenrod, CFO and senior vice president of Pilot Flying J and current board chair of the Knoxville Chamber, welcomes guests to the festivities on Market Square. At right are the Chamber’s president and CEO Mike Edwards, Knoxville Mayor Daniel Brown and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett. Photos by S. Clark

Knox Chamber celebrates win By Sandra Clark Mike Edwards, president and CEO of the Knoxville Chamber, said he’s never seen a great city without a great Chamber. Edwards, his staff and several Chamber members gathered on Market Square last week to celebrate winning the Chamber of the Year award, presented by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives. The award was presented earlier this month in Los Angeles. “The fact that the Chamber of the Year award is judged and selected by chamber professionals from across the country adds to its prestige,” said Edwards in a prepared statement. “Industry peers have an understanding of the work the Knoxville Chamber does, and an appreciation for the innovative products and services that we have developed over the past few years.” He said Knoxville would not have won without “the best members, the best board of directors and the best staff.” Knoxville Chamber has the tools to help every company grow, he said. The award recognizes the top chambers in the nation for organizational excellence including finances, member services, communications and engagement of volunteers, and by making an impact on key community priorities. Board chair Mitch Steenrod acknowledged his predecessor, Michael Strickland, and cited the Chamber’s 2,000 members and leadership in cre-

Lisa Duncan, executive director of the Dogwood Arts Festival, greets Chamber senior vice president of membership Mark Field and his wife, Vickie Field. ating the Education Information Management System adopted by Knox County Schools. The Chamber established a new vision for the organization and the community in 2009. To accomplish the goal of making Knoxville “America’s Best Business Address,” the Chamber’s board developed a new strategic plan. As a result, the Chamber has become a vocal advocate on issues important to the business community and the economic success of the region, and is much more aggressive in the delivery of services to members. New products and services include Chamber Member MD, Chamber Member Rx and

Slamdot simplifies the web By Wendy Smith This month marks the 20th anniversary of the world’s first website, which, naturally, explained the purpose of the World Wide Web. Even after two decades, the process of creating an effective website is still mysterious to many business owners, says Slamdot founder Sean Christman. Just like your mother told you, it’s what’s inside that counts. A website’s content and code are more important than its appearance, he says. They make a site pop up when key words are typed into a search engine. “The way it looks is just the polish.” Christman has learned almost

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to leave the store with something tangible. The bright and airy space is decorated with blue and green dots, and employees dress comfortably in shorts and tennis shoes. The atmosphere is meant to relax customers while educating them about how the Internet can be used to grow their business. “A lot of what we do is taking the mystery out of websites,” Christman says. Websites should be viewed as a 24-hour, seven-day-per-week verSlamdot founder and CEO Sean sion of a company. If a website is doing its job, it will answer any quesChristman. Photo by Wendy Smith tion a customer might have. It should features rows of what look like act as a funnel that lets only serious software boxes that say “Startup” customers through, he says. or “Business.” The empty boxes If websites are mysterious, soare actually brochures for two of cial media can be completely bafSlamdot’s most popular website fling to the small business owners packages. They allow customers who are Slamdot’s primary clients.

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This month Exhibits by the Arts and Culture Alliance at the Emporium Center on Gay Street: ■ “Painted Memories” by the O’Connor Senior Center Painters ■ “A Day in the Life: Observations and Obsessions” by Diana Rogers. Exhibits will run through Friday, Aug. 26. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Info: 523-7543 or visit www. Exhibits at the Art Market Gallery on Gay Street: ■ “Who, What, Where in East Tennessee,” through Sunday, Aug. 21 (in conjunction with this year’s East Tennessee History Fair, presented by the East Tennessee Historical Society Saturday, Aug. 20). ■ “Reflections of an American Tragedy,” by Marie Merritt through Sunday, Aug. 28 (also in conjunction with the history fair). Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Info: Call 525-5265 or visit

WDVX Blue Plate Special The WDVX Blue Plate Special is a live performance held at noon Monday through Saturday at the Knoxville Visitors Center on the corner of Gay Street and Summit Hill Drive. Info: ■ Adam Burrows and The 1861 Project with Thomm Jutz, Monday, Aug. 15. ■ Josh Oliver with Hey OK Fantastic, Tuesday, Aug. 16. ■ JP and The Gilberts with Rob Russell, Wednesday, Aug. 17. ■ Ten Cent Poetry and Alex Krug Trio, Thursday, Aug. 18. ■ Johnson’s Crossroad and The Tillers, Friday, Aug. 19. ■ Granville Automatic and Reagan Boggs, Saturday, Aug. 20.

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Managing childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s behavior From toddlers to teens and all in between, parentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; little darlings sometimes behave like little devils. However, Peninsula child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr. John Kupfner offers some management strategies for parents which can help achieve desired behavior. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We help our children be able to submit to authority at home and at school because we love them. They need to know what behavior is socially appropriate so that they can be successful students and citizens,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Encouraging good behavior now will enable them for a lifetime to work for their rewards and to participate, even when tasks are unpleasant,â&#x20AC;? he explained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Children fall into two groups â&#x20AC;&#x201C; up to age 10 and age 10-18 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and each of those groups should be handled differently,â&#x20AC;? Kupfner said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For the younger group, catch them being good and reward that behavior,â&#x20AC;? he explained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The reward should be small and immediate â&#x20AC;Ś maybe a compliment, or extra time with the parent. To be most effective, rewarding positive behavior should be frequent.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The older group understands delayed gratification and have the ability to be able to work to get a reward,â&#x20AC;? he continued. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For example, if a child does all of his chores without being prompted for a

week, then he might earn extra time on the computer over the weekend or a later bedtime.â&#x20AC;? Kupfner is opposed to corporal punishment and says that its effect is almost always negative. He says rewarding the behaviors you like will produce the desired change in the long term. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our ďŹ rst responsibility is to be guardians and caretakers for our children,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we hit them, that sends a very confusing message and blurs the line. The same is true for paddling in schools; it confuses children when the people taking care of them are allowed to hurt them.â&#x20AC;? Not all hurtful punishment is physical. Words can hurt, too. Attempts to publicly shame or bully children into certain behaviors is not acceptable, such as the recent classroom â&#x20AC;&#x153;oinkingâ&#x20AC;? incident intended to motivate a messy student into becoming more organized.

TOP THREE DISCIPLINE MISTAKES 1. GIVING MORE THAN ONE COMMAND. If more than one command is given at a time, the child is set up for two chances to fail. Arguing, and tantrums, should be forbidden. A command is not open for debate. When tempers flare, parents should have a â&#x20AC;&#x153;flatâ&#x20AC;? response, not a raised voice or emotionally charged tone.

2. EXPECTING CHILDREN TO ENJOY BEING SUBMISSIVE. Parents have every right to expect children to clean their room, but it isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t realistic to demand that they do it cheerfully.

3. NOT FOCUSING ON SPECIFIC BEHAVIORS AND INDIVIDUALIZED PLANS. Each child is unique, so each one needs an individualized set of behavior management techniques. What works for one child may not be effective with another. Kupfner does not agree that withholding privileges is an effective behavior management method. Parents who use withholding privileges as a punishment commonly punish for too long, whether that time period is a week, a month or a year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It really is better to reward the behavior you want than to punish bad behavior,â&#x20AC;? he said. Additionally, Kupfner urges parents to punish appropriately. If you are struggling to get a handle on your childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s behavior, â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you give punishment, you consider seeking advice from the experts. Peninsulaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s child should always give a chance to earn and adolescent psychiatrist Dr. John Kupfner believes it is their way back into good standing,â&#x20AC;? more effective to reward the behavior you want in your child he advised. than to punish bad behavior.

The anxious child All children experience anxiety. Anxiety in children is expected and normal at speciďŹ c times in development. For example, from approximately age 8 months through the preschool years, healthy youngsters may show intense distress (anxiety) at times of separation from their parents or other persons with whom they are close. Young children may have short-lived fears, such as fear of the dark, storms, animals or strangers. Anxious children are often overly tense or uptight. Some may seek a lot Anxiety is a normal response for of reassurance, and their worchildren according to The American ries may interfere with activiAcademy of Child and Adolescent ties. Parents should not discount Psychiatry. Parents should be alert to a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fears. Because anxious the signs of severe anxiety and inter- children may also be quiet, comvene early to prevent complications. pliant and eager to please, their

N repetitive, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) or actions (compulsions)

Severe anxiety problems in children can be treated. Early treatment can prevent future difďŹ culties, such as loss of friendships, failure to reach social and academic potential, and feelings of low self-esteem. Treatments may include a combination of the following: individual psychotherapy, family therapy, medications, behavioral treatments and consultation to the school. If anxieties become severe and begin to interfere with the childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s usual activities, (for example separating from parents, attending school and making friends) parents should consider seeking an evaluation from a qualiďŹ ed mental health professional or a child and adolescent psychiatrist.

N fears of embarrassment or making mistakes

Source: The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

N extreme fear about a specific thing or situation (e.g. dogs, insects or needles)

difďŹ culties may be missed. Parents should be alert to the signs of severe anxiety so they can in- N the fears cause significant distress tervene early to prevent compliand interfere with usual activities cations. There are different types Symptoms of of anxiety in children.

Symptoms of separation anxiety include: N constant thoughts and intense fears about the safety of parents and caretakers N refusing to go to school N frequent stomachaches and other physical complaints N extreme worries about sleeping away from home N being overly clingy N panic or tantrums at times of separation from parents N trouble sleeping or nightmares

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Typical or Troubledâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; summer in-service a hit with teachers Summer was in full swing on June 22, but approximately 300 teachers were back in school. They were attending a summer in-service training on mental health called, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Typical or Troubled.â&#x20AC;? The workshop was made possible through the efforts of Ben Harrington, Director of the Mental Health Association of East Tennessee, and Coordinated School Health and Student Support Services with Knox County Schools. Harringtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s organization had received a grant to provide training in the American Psychiatric Foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Typical or Troubledâ&#x20AC;? program, which includes information on anger management, attention-deďŹ cit disorder, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-mutilation and fostering a healthy school environment in the classroom. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This subject was perfect for our â&#x20AC;&#x153;Skills to Dealâ&#x20AC;? summer in-service,â&#x20AC;? said Anesia McDonald, Coordinated School Health specialist with Knox County Schools. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mental health issues can serve as a barrier to success in the classroom, as well as for children and their families. Our teachers are on the front line, so to speak. Knowing how to

N low self-esteem and lack of self-confidence

Symptoms of phobia include:

recognize problems and where to get help is vital if a child is going to succeed.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;One in 5 children and adolescents has a mental health disorder,â&#x20AC;? Harrington said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One in 10 has a serious disorder, and most people who develop a mental disorder show warning signs in their teen years.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Symptoms of mental illness can start at any age and certainly do not discriminate based on age, gender, race or social class,â&#x20AC;? Harrington said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Untreated mental illness will interfere with a studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability to learn and succeed in the classroom,â&#x20AC;? he explained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Because most mental illness goes unrecognized and treated for 10 to 12 years, the earlier we intervene with the help of knowledgable and supportive teachers, coaches, administrators and parents, the better the outcomes.â&#x20AC;? This is the third year Knox County has offered a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Skills to Dealâ&#x20AC;? summer in-service. McDonald said the same training may be offered next year, possibly on two dates if funding is available. Teachers can ďŹ nd materials from the conference at http://csh. under â&#x20AC;&#x153;Department Files.â&#x20AC;?

social anxiety include: N fears of meeting or talking to people N avoidance of social situations N few friends outside the family

Other symptoms of anxious children include: N many worries about things before they happen N constant worries or concerns about family, school, friends or activities

RESOURCES The Mental Health Association of East Tennessee (MHAET) is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the community about mental health issues, including the signs and symptoms of mental illness. An ardent advocate on behalf of those who sometimes are not able to advocate for themselves, the MHAET works to improve the mental health system in our communities for those who need mental health care today or 10 years from now. A large variety of free, confidential mental health screenings are available on the MHAET website.

N Mental Health Association of East Tennessee 865-584-9125

N Peninsula, a Division of Parkwest Medical Center 865-970-9800

N American Psychiatric Association

N American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry



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Although 2-year-old shepherd mix PupPup looks like he is all ears, he also has quite a heart. This gentle boy was pretty shy upon arrival at Young-Williams Animal Center, but he has blossomed as he has settled in. Pup-Pup enjoys leash walks and getting special attention from volunteers. He is available for adoption at Young-Williams Animal Village, 6400 Kingston Pike. Hours there are noon to 6 p.m. daily. See all of the center’s adoptable animals at

Mayor to host senior appreciation picnic Knox County mayor Tim Burchett will host the fifth annual Healthy Living Senior Appreciation Picnic at Tommy Schumpert Park from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26. The picnic will include barbecue lunch and sides, live music and a mini health fair. All Knox County senior adults are invited. The mini health fair will include free blood pressure checks, information on estate planning, and senior health and fitness education. The event is free but seniors planning on attending are asked to call 215-4007 by Wednesday, Aug. 17, to RSVP.

Big KnoxVenture Race Big Brothers Big Sister is gearing up for the third annual “Big KnoxVenture Race” presented by Pilot on Saturday, Sept. 24, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Square Room on Market Square. Teams of two to four people will complete challenges along a race course through downtown. All proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters. Info:

Open registration for marathon Registration is open for the 2012 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon, to be held April 1. Each year, the event draws thousands of runners downtown. Events will include a 26.2 mile marathon, a 13.1 mile marathon, a four-person marathon relay, 5k run and kids’ fun run. All races will finish on the 50-yard line of UT’s Neyland Stadium. Info: www.covenant or call 541-4500.

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Salem is a 13-year-old Palomino mare, 15h tall and a sweet girl. She requires a calm rider who can reassure her. She has a nice ground covering stride and would make a nice English Pleasure or Equitation horse.

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My daughter, Caroline, was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis when she was in the 2nd grade. She had difficulty opening doors and soda bottles, but we just assumed it was because she was a small child. We dismissed the fact that she could practically fall asleep standing up because her Papaw could sleep sitting at the kitchen table. Once the doctor uttered the words “juvenile rheumatoid arthritis” during her exam, I shut down and quit listening. Having arthritis isn’t the end of the world; it just requires adjustments in how a person functions. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) affects 1.3 million people, most commonly between the ages of 30-50. The cause is unknown but the symptoms are not. Individuals with RA often experience stiffness, pain and swelling in the joints – usually the smaller ones, including the hands, wrists and feet. It is a progressive disease that can cause permanent damage to joints if not diagnosed and treated early. Arthritis impacts daily activities for individuals, but adjustments in schedules can often help. People with RA usually experience stiffness and swelling in joints in the morning and may require extra time preparing for their

Family nurse practitioner Emily Mathis discusses the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis with guests at the Halls Senior Center. Photo by Ruth White

day. Fatigue is often associated with arthritis and taking breaks or resting is necessary to regain energy. Exercise is important for arthritis sufferers. Moderate activity on a regular basis can help increase flexibility and stamina, strengthen muscles around the joints and decrease fatigue. A good balance of rest and exercise is important for RA patients. Other steps to take to ease the pain of arthritis include eating a balanced diet, protecting joints, using assistive devices (to open jars, grasp objects) and reducing stress when possible. Different medications are often prescribed to help ease stiffness and swelling and other medications can help reduce and often stop joint damage. Maintaining open dialogue with your medical professional is important for monitoring progression of the disease,

progress and additional risks associated with RA. There is no cure for RA, but the American College of Rheumatology’s goals for managing the disease are to reduce pain, control joint damage and control loss of function. Caroline has been in remission for more than five years. She has been a cheerleader through middle school and high school. When I see her tumble and cheer, I often forget that she once suffered so much pain in her hands and feet. We were fortunate to have received diagnosis and treatment at an early age. The medicines and treatment by her doctor, plus many prayers from friends and family, have helped her live a life filled with wonderful experiences. For more information on rheumatoid arthritis, check out or the Arthritis Foundation website at

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SENIOR EVENTS Strang Senior Center Events for the week of Aug. 15: ■ Monday, Aug. 15: 9:30 a.m., Watercolor; 10 a.m., Cardio; 10 a.m., Bridge; 12:30 p.m., Sit N Be Fit. ■ Tuesday, Aug. 16: 8:45 a.m., Tai Chi 1; 9:30 a.m., BB Bridge; 10 a.m., Oil painting; 11:15 a.m., Pilates; 12:30 p.m., Canasta; 12:30 p.m., Yoga; 1:30 p.m., Red Hat Society meeting with guest speaker; 2 p.m., Line dancing.

■ Wednesday, Aug. 17: 12:30 p.m. Popcorn and Movie day, featuring “The Blindside.” Call center to register. ■ Thursday, Aug. 18: 8:45 a.m., Tai Chi 1; 10 a.m., Tai Chi 2; noon, Book Club; 12:30 p.m., Sit N Be Fit class; 1:45 p.m., Chorus. ■ Friday, Aug. 19: 8:45 a.m., Advanced Cardio; 9:30 a.m., Canasta; 10 a.m., Cardio; 12:30 p.m., Yoga; 1 p.m., Rummikub; 2 p.m., Ballroom. ■ Info. or to register for classes: 670-6693

HEALTH NOTES ■ A monthly series for those effected by autism will begin 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, at Lawson McGhee Library. The three authors of “I Might Be … You” – a parent, a woman diagnosed with autism and a practitioner – will discuss their individual views of autism. Free admission. Info: 215-8767.

Preventing crime at any age Knox County Sheriff’s officer Robert Cook shows the equipment on his safety belt during a discussion on crime prevention at the Strang Senior Center. “When asked which tool is the most important, I always say ‘the brain.’ “said Cook. “Nothing else matters if the brain isn’t working.” Photo by Ruth White

■ Cancer survivor support groups, Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings and Tuesday evenings, at the Cancer Support Community of East Tennessee (formerly the Wellness Community), 2230

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■ Stop Smoking: 215-QUIT (7848) is a program of the Knox County Health Department. The hotline is answered 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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■ Polish for a Purpose will be held through the end of August at local salons including Alimony’s Salon, Belleza Salon and Spa, Fashion Nails, Garde Bien, Kira Nailtique, L and B Nails, Linda’s Salon and Spa, Medi-Spa, Nails by Leslie, Regency Salon, Salon 309, Spa 9700, Spa Visage and Studio Visage. Anyone receiving a pedicure at these locations will be asked to donate $5 to benefit the cancer outreach and education efforts of Thompson Cancer Survival Center.

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Fort Sanders delivers fast-ER emergency treatment Nobody likes to sit in an emergency room for hours, waiting to see a doctor. But at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, most patients are seen quickly in the Emergency Department thanks to a process the staff calls â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pull-to-Full,â&#x20AC;? implemented about 18 months ago. Simply put, the hospital staff pulls all waiting patients from the lobby into any available bed in the Emergency Department (ED), until itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s full. There, in the comfort of a private room, nurses evaluate each patient and get them ready to see a doctor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We feel like being in a room is safer for the patients and certainly helps them be seen quicker,â&#x20AC;? explains Dr. Erik Petersen, Fort Sanders Regional Emergency Depart-

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re always doing something to improve the patient experience.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dr. Erik Petersen, Fort Sanders ER ment Medical Director. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re having more pain or something gets worse, they have a call light for the nurse when theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in a room, rather than the lobby.â&#x20AC;? The new process eliminates waiting in the lobby for most patients. If all the beds are full, nurses pull back the patients who are most ill ďŹ rst. Perhaps because of its quick service, the ED at Fort Sanders Regional has seen an increase in patient volumes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been so busy. We set a record number of visits for July,â&#x20AC;? says Emergency Department Manager Benny Lucas. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We must be doing something right. There are times when patients do have to wait, in the afternoons or late evenings, but we do everything we possibly can to get you in a room quickly.â&#x20AC;? The Emergency Department has Courtesy Ambassadors, staff who check on patients and their families, assuring that patientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comfort needs are met. The ED also has a

dedicated staff member on duty to expedite the discharge process once the patient has been treated. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good for customer service; more importantly, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s better for patientsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; health and safety,â&#x20AC;? says Lucas of the new processes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Having to come to the emergency room is a stressful experience for people and their families. But, if you know youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be treated quickly, it can signiďŹ cantly reduce your anxiety and improve your overall experience.â&#x20AC;? In the hospitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most recent quarterly report, patients ranked Fort Sanders Regionalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Emergency Department in the top 20 percent nationwide in customer service. And Fort Sanders Regional has one of the

Stay safe around the school bus

The National Safety Council offers these suggestions:

N Use the handrail while entering and exiting the bus.

street in front of the bus. Wait for the driver to tell you that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s safe to cross.

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explains Dr. Petersen. Ultimately, when patients know their visit to the ED is going to be efďŹ cient, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re more likely to get the medical care they need. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If patients perceive that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to wait in the lobby for hours, they tend to put off coming to the Emergency Roomâ&#x20AC;? comments Lucas. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But if you know youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to get in quickly and receive excellent care, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re more likely to go. Fort Sanders has a great emergency department. Our goal is excellence every time.â&#x20AC;? For more information about the Fort Sanders Emergency Department, phone (865) 673-FORT (3678).

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Health tip:

School is back in session in many East Tennessee counties. Teaching your children to take precautions while waiting for, entering and exiting a school bus can help keep them safe.

shortest â&#x20AC;&#x153;door-to-doctorâ&#x20AC;? times in the area. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We work very hard as a department to try to do better at patient satisfaction, making the patients feel better while theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re here,â&#x20AC;? says Dr. Petersen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not just better from a medical standpoint, but more comfortable while theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re here too. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re always trying to do something to improve the patient experience.â&#x20AC;? The new processes were developed with input from the entire Fort Sanders staff of nurses, doctors, technical and administrative personnel. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It took buy-in from everyone, and there is no way we could do it without the exceptional nurses and staff we have and their belief in our system,â&#x20AC;?

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Early detection is key to surviving cancer, and this August, Thompson Cancer Survival Center is hosting a fundraiser to help ensure that more medicallyunderserved individuals in our community have the opportunity to learn their risk factors and undergo appropriate cancer screenings. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Being a Stage IV colorectal cancer survivor, I know how important screenings and awareness are,â&#x20AC;? says Knoxville resident Michelle Henry. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Polish for a Purpose not only raises awareness, it also provides an easy and affordable way for people in our community to contribute and show their support. I certainly look forward to putting my feet

up for a little pampering in support of the effort.â&#x20AC;? The fundraiser, which takes place at area salons during the entire month of August, seeks a $5 donation from customers having a manicure or pedicure. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Since youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to have a polish, make it count for someone in need,â&#x20AC;? says Henry. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Your donation could help someone less fortunate undergo a screening that just might save their life. This August, polish for a purpose!â&#x20AC;? For more information on this fundraiser and participating salons, visit www. polish or call (865) 541-4500.

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Goodwill Industries comes to the Turkey Creek Public Market By Sandra Clark

The kids return Shopper-News and The Shops at Franklin Square hosted several students from the day school program at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church. More cute pictures on C-3

Massage at The Wellness Center Janel Harrell offers therapeutic massage at The Wellness Center at Dowell Springs. Meet Janel and learn about her program on page C-5

This week marks the first of a series of stories about Goodwill Industries - Knoxville, a new, nonprofit Strategic Partner of Shopper-News. Dr. Robert G. Rosenbaum, president and CEO of our local Goodwill Industries, has created an amazing agency: going from an operating budget of $80,000 to one of $14 million; going from helping “zero people” find employment to helping 4,000; going from “one tiny location” to 25. Now this pioneer has joined with two others: John Turley and Charlie Atchley. Here’s what they are up to: Last Friday marked an exciting debut of a unique addition to Knoxville’s budding shopping landscape: the Turkey Creek Public Market. Conceived as a unique shopping experience offering a myriad of products from independent sellers of local arts and crafts, jewelry, apparel, and even a variety of foods, the Turkey Creek Public Market complements its neighboring Turkey Creek Shopping Center. With one stop to Turkey Creek, a savvy shopper can pick up both a hard-tofind unusual spice at World Market

Spirited Art

Notes from Franklin Square Coachman Clothiers is hosting an Everything College & Preppy Trunk Show Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 18-20, highlighting Southern Tide, High Cotton ties, M-Clip and Turtleson. Info: 690-5805 or www.everythingcollege Pink Saturday will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Shops at Franklin Square. The event raises money for breast cancer research and patient support through the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the Cathy L. Hodges Memorial Cancer Foundation. Both will have representatives on site.


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ployment, become as self-sufficient as possible financially, and also feel as self-actualized and accomplished as their unique situation allows. The Goodwill Industries retail store at the Turkey Creek Public Market denotes a significant milestone: its 25th location in greater Knoxville. It also marks a first as a unique boutique that will offer a slightly different array of products for purchase; many of the more unique, higher quality items, especially vintage clothing, will be presented at the Turkey Creek Public Market location, a full retail-store sized store at 6,000 square feet. Name-brand apparel and high-end furniture will be among the many features at the Goodwill Industries -Knoxville store at the Turkey Creek at the Turkey Creek shopping center well-known philanthropy funding Public Market, definitely worthy of and the locally farmed, fresh-to- its mission through retail sales of becoming a regular stop for smart table vegetables needed to create gently-used donated items that are, and discriminating buyers of vina spectacular meal at the Turkey in turn, sold to buyers of all econom- tage clothing, antiques and more. Creek Public Market, with just a ic categories. Through the proceeds The Goodwill Industries retail short jaunt between the two. of sales at its retail outlets, Goodwill store is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The new Turkey Creek Public funds the comprehensive employ- Friday through Sunday at the TurMarket offers well more than just ment, training and rehabilitation key Creek Public Market. Donations local farmers’ goods. One of the an- services for the many persons dis- cannot be accepted at this location; chors of this unique cooperative is abled or disadvantaged in our com- a list of donation locations is availGoodwill Industries - Knoxville, a munity, helping them to gain em- able at A representation of vintage clothing, one-ofa-kind items available for purchase at the Goodwill Industries Boutique at Turkey Creek Public Market.

Sip a little, paint a little There’s a new business in Bearden showing a lot of people how to have a really good time. And who among us doesn’t jump at the chance to do that? The name of the business is Spirited Art, and some of those good times have to do with the spirits – and we’re not talking apparitions or poltergeists here – and some have to do with the art. The choice is yours. The studio’s clever slogan gives an additional hint: “Uncork your creativity, but don’t drink the paint water.” Yep. Better not drink that murky water you have been dipping your paint brushes in, but do feel free to drink the wine or other liquid libation you choose to bring along to art classes. The studio has a refrigerator, cups, bottle openers and ice to share. And you’re welcome to bring food, too, if you’re hosting a party. You can even come early to get it all set up. In short, bring your wine, bring your friends, wear clothes you don’t mind getting paint on and settle in for some fun. (Paint smocks

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are provided.) OK, that’s pretty much the frivolous part. Even better is getting to learn something new: painting in acrylic on canvas, and the promise is that you will create a “masterpiece” to take home with you. Teachers will be on hand with the canvases and plenty of acrylic paints to handle the crowd and keep everything semi-organized. You will be shown step-by-step how to create a painting you will be proud of. Studio manager Raven Edwards says, “Don’t worry if you can’t even draw a stick person. We believe it’s easier to learn when you’re having fun, and if you know your letters, shapes and colors, then you are prepared to learn how to paint!” Spirited Art has already hosted lots of private parties,

Raven Edwards with some of the paintings at Spirited Art including baby showers, wedding showers, team building events for businesses and kids’ birthday parties (no spirits allowed!). Raven says the kids’ parties are a big hit. “The kids get very quiet and focused and get to take home something they created.” You can schedule your own private party or invite friends to join you at the classes held at 6:30 p.m. Surrounding yourself with

friends for a really unusual get-together, where each guest can take home a reminder of the event, sounds downright entertaining. You can go online to the studio’s website to view the class schedule or register your private party. The next step is selecting the painting you want to learn to duplicate from the hundreds displayed there that range from kids’ favorites to landscapes, flowers, animals,

a variety of holidays, Georgia O’Keefe’s brilliant red poppies, Van Gogh’s Starry Night, the Vol’s lovable hound Smoky and other Vols selections. Or, if you prefer, you can take in a photo of your own pet and paint that. Raven says the pet painting is so popular that the studio has a special monthly session just for that subject. “People really love it, and the paintings always turn out so cute.” The original paintings were all done by the store’s owner, Rebekah Bynum of Huntsville, Ala. She and her husband, Terry, opened the first Spirited Art studio in Huntsville and branched out to Knoxville “because of the close-knit community they felt when they visited. They loved the diversity, the growing number of young families, and our close location to UT’s campus,” Raven says. They thought Spirited Art would be successful here. And that it is. Raven says the classes are so much fun that each of the seven Knoxville teachers started out attending a class and then applied for a job there, as she did. Spirited Art is located at 5072 Kingston Pike in the Colony Place center. Info: spiritedartknoxville@gmail. com or 584-1010. Contact:

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“Accelerated Networking” Dinner Thursday, August 18

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Jubilee Banquet Facility, Knoxville Doors open and informal networking begins at 5:30pm $45 • $35 for eWN Member $55 for all late registrations beginning August 15

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Changes for new year at ESK School garden, Middle School director and new library greet ESK students


n organic school garden, a new Middle School director and a spacious new Lower School library welcome the 325 students to The Episcopal School of Knoxville this fall.

Kevin Foley

Brent Carter

Kevin Foley, new Middle School director, brings a strong background, having served as head of the 372-student Middle School at Greenhill School in Addison, Texas, and as an administrator at the acclaimed Landon School in Bethesda, Md. He joins Headmaster Jay Secor and Lower School Director Nancy Laurence in leading the K-8 Episcopal School into its 14th year. Families arriving at ESK this fall are finding an earth-friendly place. The school has a full farmto-table dining program supplemented by an on-campus organic garden and a brood of 16 hens. All meals served at the school now

feature produce from the garden plus fruits, vegetables, meats and dairy products purchased from local farmers. “All poultry, pork and beef come from local farmers. It’s all pasture fed and free-range – no antibiotics, hormones or pesticides,” said Associate Dining Hall Director Renee Nye. She will serve bread and rolls made from scratch and eggs collected from a hen house near the kitchen. Every grade level will help tend the garden and collect the eggs from the coop. Students will eat foods that they helped raise and prepare. Lower School students will enjoy the newly completed Clayton Library, recently dedicated in honor of Kay and Jim Clayton, featuring 15,000 volumes, computer stations and new Promethean board and projector. Students can study individually there and attend group presentations in the comfortable setting. Academic innovations include a team boosting excellence in Middle School mathematics. Three-person teaching team Laurie Coburn, Barb Quaint and Erika Letsinger will provide a strong and rigorous approach to Middle School

Planting ESK organic garden are rising 3rd graders Sydney Aikens and Ethan Martin, Garden Director Mat Luce, rising 3rd grader Noor Musharbash and rising 1st grader Rachel Schumaker.

mathematics, creating a firm math foundation to reach students at every level. ESK Middle School math students shone at the 10th annual Pellissippi State Middle School Mathematics Contest sponsored by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) May 6, placing as both teams and individuals. Additionally, 26 7th graders qualified to participate in the 2011 Duke Talent Identification Program.

In athletics, veteran volleyball coach Brent Carter is taking the reins of the girls’ volleyball program, building skills and expanding the depth of a volleyball program that won the Knoxville Independent School League (KISL) title in its division two years ago. Foley said he is pleased that ESK graduates are accepted at the schools of their choice. In 2011, ESK graduated 37 8th graders, sending 33 to area high schools

and four to regional boarding schools, three on merit-based scholarships. The 19 students of the ESK Class of 2007 are entering colleges in Tennessee, California, Arkansas and Minnesota, joining ESK graduates pursuing such specialized programs as engineering, drama and linguistics. “We want our students to be recognized for the strength of their character, the breadth of their creativity and as servant leaders in the community,” Foley said.


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Join us each Wednesday from 9 to 10 a.m. Mentoring over breakfast West High School students Claire Bradley and Abbye Rhodes skip a day of sleeping in to have breakfast with Young Life leader Claire O’Kelley. O’Kelley, who studies French and public relations at UT, is one of approximately 15 leaders who work with West High’s Young Life club. The group meets weekly at school, and leaders also spend time with high schoolers at lunchtime. While Bradley and Rhodes admit that they enjoy having an older friend with a car, the relationship runs deeper than that. “We love her,” says Bradley.

It’s a girl! Erin and Casey Kald enjoy some quality time together before Erin heads back to the classroom. She teaches art at South-Doyle High School, and Casey is a physical therapist with Benchmark. Erin won’t have long to teach before the arrival of their baby girl, due Sept. 5. But the students don’t mind. “They’re really excited. It’s very sweet.” Photos by Wendy Smith

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One could be a lucky duck … It’s rubber duck time in Tennessee, and John Hughes, a Boys and Girls Club substitute teacher, staffs the rubber duck adoption booth in front of Long’s Drug Store. It’s $5 to adopt a duck, and the fastest of more than 40,000 swimming ducks will be worth $10,000. Race day, Aug. 20, kicks off with the Comcast Kids Village at Volunteer Landing beginning at 9 a.m., and the winning ducks are expected to arrive at 12:51 p.m. The event is the biggest fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley, which serves kids in four counties. “It gives kids a positive place to be,” says Hughes.

July transfers lag July, historically one of the strongest months for real estate activity, actually produced fewer property sales than the month of June. For the month that ended Friday, July 29, there were 632 land transfers in the county, representing a total property value of $147.5 million. This was a decrease in activity from last month which saw 711 land sales, reaching an aggregate value of $172 million. When compared to July of 2010, last month actually measured up fairly well. In July of last year, 676 properties sold, but the total value of land transferred was $138 million – nearly $10 million less than this July. It should be noted that July had only 20 business days due to the

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realestatereport way the weekends fell and the Fourth of July holiday. The lending markets were where the largest difference was noted between this July and last. This year there was $184 million loaned against property in Knox County in July, compared to $228 million in July 2010. Also by comparison, June 2011 saw about $220 million loaned. The downward trend in mortgage refinancing and

home equity loans seems to indicate the strongest drag on the market as a whole. The largest transfer of the month was for a 2.37 acre commercial parcel located in the Turkey Creek complex. The property sold to Apple Ten SPE Knoxville II for $15 million. The financing for the sale was also the largest mortgage transaction of the month, coming in at $7.4 million. After seven months in the books, 2011 continues to see both the real estate and lending markets struggle. However, they seem to be more in a holding pattern than a steep decline, perhaps indicating hope that the proverbial “bottom” has been reached.

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Students from Cedar Springs Weekday School, sponsored by Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, learn how to tie a necktie at their first stop at Coachman Clothiers during their field trip to Franklin Square last week. Andy Koonce (center) led the instruction. Photos by N. Lester

Mathnasium director Mike O’Hern leads the Cedar Springs students through a math workshop at his center in Franklin Square.

Cedar Springs Weekday School tours Franklin Square Sam Natour, owner of Sami’s Café, enjoys a moment with Cedar Springs Weekday students Michael Garcia, Jack Raulston, Jordan James, Kierstin Lankford and Connor Branson before their lunch at the end of their field trip to Franklin Square.

Manu Porter pops a pineapple balloon to get the math problem at Mathnasium. Last week’s tour and lunch were sponsored by Shopper-News as a community outreach through our Strategic Partnership with The Shops at Franklin Square.

Timmy Hickman pauses for a smile during craft time at Smart Toys and Books.

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Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett speaks at the ribbon-cutting of the Turkey Creek Public Market. “This is America right here,” he said. “I hope my wife doesn’t find out this is down here.”

GreeneBank lenders Cameron Puckett and Bryan Kilday support the opening of the Turkey Creek Public Market.

Farragut Alderman Bob Markli listens to investor John Turley discuss the opening of the Turkey Creek Public Market.

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Carolyn and Sarah Sharp begin browsing the booths at the Turkey Creek Public Market.

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Farragut town administrator David Smoak and Knox County Commissioner Dave Wright chat about sales tax to be generated by the Public Market.

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Debbie Penland adds finishing touches to a display at the Southern Market shops, 5400 Homberg Drive in Bearden. Despite the sweltering temperatures, it’s a great time to shop for the fall items some vendors are now displaying. Market hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Info: www. southernmarketshops. com or 588-2260. Photo by Anne Hart


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Healthy summer treats I joined almost everyone else on the West Side to welcome the Turkey Creek Public Market to town last weekend. We set up outside among the fresh produce vendors and prepared easy, nutritional meals. Enjoy!

Cinnamon Oranges 4 navel oranges 2 tablespoons orange juice 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon With a sharp knife, remove rind and white pith from oranges. Cut each into 5 or 6 slices and arrange on 4 plates. Whisk together orange juice and lemon juice, sugar and cinnamon. Spoon over the orange slices.

Strawberry & Cream Cheese Sandwich 1 tablespoon reduced-fat cream cheese, (Neufchâtel) 1/4 teaspoon honey 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest 2 slices very thin wholewheat sandwich bread 2 medium strawberries, sliced Combine cream cheese, honey and orange zest in a bowl. Spread bread with the cheese mixture. Place sliced strawberries on one piece of bread, top with the other.

Relax and heal with massage A key component of the Sphere of Wellness at The Wellness Center at Dowell Springs is restoration. Janel Harrell, massage therapist, helps members achieve relaxation and healing with a variety of massage techniques. Harrell has been at The Wellness Center since March 1. “People come here for a variety of reasons, many dealing with a medical condition,” said Juli Urevick, marketing coordinator. “Janel’s work is a great way to release stress and be restored. For me, it’s therapeutic, relaxing, quiet and calm.” Just as Juli was heading for the massage room, we pulled her back to talk more with Janel. Harrell came to Knoxville to study at UT, earning a degree in English just after 9/11. “I always wanted to help people and I wanted to stay in East Tennessee. So I enrolled in massage therapy classes. I have enjoyed it; it’s really great work.” Some see massage as “pampering,” but the procedure has many health benefits, said Janel. She specializes in neuromuscular therapy, work that is compatible with the Provision Physical Therapy providers Dean Douglass and Wes Franks. Massage can be used to relieve “frozen shoulder” by stretching out the muscles. It also reduces adhesions (in which muscles actually stick together from toxins such as

Massage therapist Janel Harrell. Photo by S. Clark

‘Janel’s work is a great way to release stress and be restored. For me, it’s therapeutic, relaxing, quiet and calm.’ – Juli Urevick, Marketing Coordinator lactic acid produced during workouts. Massage works to keep hormones in check and helps regulate metabolism. Janel works with hot stone massage, calling it a way to get deep into the muscles. Her sessions are 30, 60 or 90 minutes, and she recom-

mends consistency. “You’re much better off with three half-hour sessions over three weeks than one 90-minute session every once in a while.” Licensed by the state, Janel completed 1,000 hours of training and takes 25 hours

of continuing education every two years. She has worked with patients from age 9 to 90. She is available to both members and nonmembers by appointment. Call 232-1414. She also works evenings and Saturdays. – Sandra Clark

Pizza Roll Ups 1 8-inch whole-wheat flour tortilla 2 tablespoons prepared pizza sauce 12 leaves baby spinach 3 tablespoons shredded part-skim mozzarella 1/2 cup cucumber spears 1/2 cup cauliflower florets 2 tablespoons low-fat creamy dressing, such as ranch 1 cup small watermelon pieces 6 chocolate wafer cookies Place tortilla on a plate and spread pizza sauce over it. Top with an even layer of spinach and sprinkle cheese on top. Microwave on High until the cheese is just melted, about 45 seconds. Carefully roll the tortilla up. Let cool for 10 minutes before slicing into pieces, if desired. Pack the slices in a medium container. Pack cucumber and cauliflower in another medium container. Nestle a small, dip-size container among the vegetables and add dressing. Pack watermelon in one small container and cookies in another small container.

PROGRAMS AND OFFERINGS Zumba is a Latin-inspired, dance-fitness class that incorporates Latin and international music and dance movements. Beginners are welcome and no experience is necessary. Pilates – Improve your balance and core strength with our Pilates class. Yoga – Learn essential yoga basics and experience the wellness benefits of poses, bends and relaxation in our one-hour group sessions. Pump – Ideal for everyone from beginners to experienced exercisers, our Pump class targets every major muscle group. With minimal down time between exercises, you’ll get the most out of using the body bar, dumbbells, BOSU, step bench and more. Spin – Ready to challenge yourself by starting your own spinning regimen? Spin is an entry-level spinning class

LIVEWELL LIFESTYLE CHANGE PROGRAM ARE YOU READY? To reclaim your body For a better life To get moving To be healthy The choice is yours to be happy and healthy…YOU make the choice today and we will help you reach your potential. The Wellness Center at Dowell Springs offers a beginner friendly, unique, comprehensive program combining nutrition and fitness to influence positive and healthy lifestyle changes. This multidisciplinary approach also helps you learn how to manage the stressers in your life to improve your ability to focus on achieving a more balanced and healthy lifestyle.

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lasting 45-60 minutes, perfect for beginners. Cycle In, Yoga Out – An ideal fit for both beginners and veteran spinners, this is your chance to change up typical spin class routines by starting with 45 minutes on the bike and ending with 15 minutes of yoga. Power Hour – Push yourself in our one-hour Power Hour class with 30 minutes of hardcore cycling hills, sprints and races, immediately followed by 30 minutes of intense leg and ab work. Functional Fitness – Class involves a variety of exercise, including but not limited to: cardiovascular, balance and strength. Appropriate for seniors or individuals who desire fitness gains with little impact on the joints. Xpress Fitness – Ideal for working individuals and travelers, our convenient morning Xpress class fits a

total-body workout into only 45 minutes. Work It Circuit – A 60-minute total body workout in a bootcamp style class. Healthy Eating Series – It’s all about food! Classes are designed to provide you a hands-on, food-based learning experience to bring comfort to your kitchen. Each month will highlight a new topic to help YOU find success with nutrition. Eating with Diabetes Made Simple – This 90-minute group class is specially designed for those with diabetes, and focuses on reading food labels, meal planning and eating away from home or on the go. Grocery Store Tours – Get out of the classroom setting and take a closer look at how to properly read food labels and recognize healthier choices right on the grocery store shelf! You’ll discover

there are a lot of choices available that pack as much flavor as nutritional value. Kids in the Kitchen (Healthy Cooking) – When the kids get involved in preparing nutritious meals, eating right becomes something the whole family looks forward to. Our Kids in the Kitchen classes help families make time for healthy cooking and eating, even in the midst of busy schedules. Weight Management: Getting to the Basics – In this fourweek group program, you’ll meet 60 minutes per week to learn about identifying the barriers to successful long-term weight loss, plus effective strategies to overcome those barriers. Cardio Fit – One-hour beginner-level class with cardiovascular focus. Class participants will be instructed and supervised in use of cardio equipment on the gym floor.


The latest treatment for skin issues If you are wondering if laser treatment could offer the best treatment for your skin condition or imperfections, Dr. Elizabeth Anderson has the answers and invites you to attend a free educational seminar to learn more.

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lizabeth Anderson Dermatology, a dermatology practice on Bearden Hill in West Knoxville, now has the newest and most advanced laser resurfacing treatment available in the world: the Fraxel re:store Dual laser. Anderson is sponsoring a seminar on Anderson August 23 to educate the public about the Fraxel laser system. The event is scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Reservations are required.

‘Fine lines disappear, pigmentation goes away, and your skin texture dramatically improves. This technology is leading the way in skin care.’ – Anderson

Fraxel is the pioneer of “fractional photothermolysis,” a technology in which thousands of microscopic laser columns, each just a 10th the diameter of a hair follicle,

treat a fraction of Seminar the skin at a time without affecting the Tuesday, Aug. 23 surrounding tissue. From 5:30-7 p.m. The result is younger, smoother, healthier Call 450-9361 skin. to RSVP Anderson says that even those who may not be looking for the proverbial Before re:store 1 Month Post 2 Treatments fountain of youth, but have skin concerns such as acne Photos courtesy of Solta scarring, stretch marks or Medical Aesthetic Center pigmented areas, benefit from this revolutionary treatment. The Fraxel re:store Dual laser allows treatment to be as aggressive or as mild as the patient wishes, Anderson Visit the website to says, adding that at all levels learn more, view the results are dramatic with minimal recovery time. before and after “Fine lines disappear, photos, and ask pigmentation goes away, and questions your skin texture dramatically improves,” Anderson says. “This technology is leading the way in skin care. Other lasers – even the older Before re:store 2 Weeks Post Three Treatments Fraxel lasers – simply cannot produce the same results with very few side effects like the Fraxel re:store Dual laser. There is nothing else out Unlike many practices, Andercertification. She is board certidermatopathology fellowship at there like it.” son performs these procedures the University of Pennsylvania. fied in both dermatology and herself, rather than delegating dermatopathology. She was Other cosmetic services In addition to cosmetic them to a technician. valedictorian of her class at the available at Elizabeth Anderdermatology, Anderson also son Dermatology include BoUT College of Medicine, chief Anderson is one of only a provides comprehensive tox Cosmetic, chemical peels resident in dermatology at Vanfew dermatologists in East dermatology services to both and spider vein treatment. Tennessee to hold dual board adults and children. derbilt University, and held a

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